Back in 63′ the distinguished Mercedes 600 Pullman was the most expensive car in the world and was the favourite mode of transport for many a dictator and psychopathic terrorist including Saddam Hussein, Chairman Mao, Idi Amin and even the rocket man himself, Kim Jong-un.
The illustrious ‘Grosser’ was produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1963 to 1981 and was the ultimate status symbol for those seeking reputation and extreme notoriety. Its staggering 21-foot length weighed in at 3,340 kg (7,363 lb) and was powered by a 6.3-litre petrol V8 producing around 250bhp.
Nowadays, locating and restoring such a beast would require vast amounts of hard-earned cash, with few brave enough to take on such an exhausting challenge.
1975 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman
Look no further as a rare and ‘perfect’ 1975 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman is being offered by a Dutch car dealer, AutoLeitner near Amsterdam.
The car has undergone an extensive ground-up restoration process with the customer requesting the classic retained its characteristic features whilst converting to the comfort and standards of the (then) current Maybach.
AutoLeitner’s owner, Douwe Leitner said:
“Everything has been rebuilt, but with great respect for the car, retaining the car’s integrity whilst conforming to modern standards. Various parts have been specially developed and come from the Maybach, such as the characteristic glass dimmable panoramic roof.”
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The ‘one-of-a-kind’ Mercedes is dressed in mother-of-pearl-white and contains all of the usual refinements including electrically adjustable seats with heating and cooling, refrigerator with minibar, cameras, Swarovski diamonds in the ceiling portals, large extendable DVD/TV screen, Dolby Surround Sound System, folding work tables and the obligatory caravan curtains, although these are made from high-quality silk.
Restoration began in 2007 and was completed in 2014 with a total investment said to be approximately €3,000,000. Mercedes-Benz Classic was responsible for the restoration working in close synergy with the development department of Daimler AG.
At a later date, in order to retain the old-timer approval (H-Kennzeichen), the original components of the W-100 were used and the car still has its original gearbox and engine (so matching numbers). Original and custom made documentation are specially designed for the Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman.
Air conditioning automatically front and rear
Ambient mood lighting
Automatic boot lid
Becker Grand-Prix stereo
Front and rear camera
Central door lock
Dolby Surround Sound System
Trickle charger front and rear
DVD/TV screen electrically extendable
Electrically adjustable rear seats
Additional reading lights
Tools complete and in a leather bag
Maybach instrument panel in the ceiling
Maybach panorama glass roof dimmable
Minibar with glasses
Front and rear fog lamps
Navigation front and rear
Milk glass partition wall dimmable
Seat cooling front and rear
Seat heating front and rear
Swarovski diamonds in roof frames
Tables can be folded in the back
Illuminated chrome door sills
Adjustable steering wheel
4 new 235/75 R 15 tyres
Images courtesy of AutoLeitner